Miner Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who built mines, either for the excavation of coal and other minerals, or as a technique in the medieval art of siege warfare. The word represents an agent derivative of Middle English, Old French mine ‘mine’ (a word of Celtic origin, cognate with Gaelic mein ‘ore’, ‘mine’).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Minter, Hiner, Finer, Mincer, Milner, Viner, Lier, Twiner, Minor

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Miner Family Origin

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Miner Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Miner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Miner's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Miner family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Miner.

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Miner Historical Records

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Miner Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Miner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Miner in 1945 was 23, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Miner

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